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Category Archive: BangShift Projects, MOPAR, Project Cars

The Charger – Electrical Chasing And Fuel Tank Modifications

A few months into owning the final project car, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s been in the garage for a good part of it. Yeah, yeah, line your jokes up. Nothing too major, but let’s...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Fixing Our Fuel System Before We Go Atomic!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: We Decide To Go Atomic With The Old Rig!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

The Charger: Paint Repair And More Instrument Cluster Investigation

The Charger Chapters: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: The Problem Areas The nice, pleasantly warm and relatively dry early summer of Kentucky has given way to the hot, humid, and hellish season that...

The Charger – Honeymoon’s Over, Let’s Check Out The Bad Parts Of Our Late B-Body

Did you miss the introduction to the Charger? You can read about it here! Now that the odometer is reading about a thousand miles more than the day I brought it home, it’s high time I started...

Unhinged: The Final Project Car? I Believe I Have Found It

You have to hand it to my wife, Haley. She not only knew what she was signing up for when she decided that I was worth marrying, but she was on board fully. She knew I flocked to beaters. She still...

Introducing: Project Beachcomber, our 1979 Dodge Ramcharger

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It’s also been said that everything is better topless. For both of these reasons, you’re now reading about the latest addition...

Rough Start Fox Body: Transmission Work, New Quarter Windows…AND IT RUNS!

My last update on the Rough Start Fox Body Mustang was on January 20th, 2021. In that update, I highlighted that I painted the driver’s side fender because I was bored, plonked in new one-piece...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Gauge Lights That Actually Light Up!

If you’ve been around BangShift a while…especially if you’ve been in the Forums for a long time…then you might have heard a running joke or two about my luck with gauge lights...

Rough Start Fox Body: Disjointed Progress Is Still Progress!

I want to make something clear as a bell: when I said my goodbyes to the Imperial and welcomed in a Fox Body Mustang with open arms to replace it, the idea was that I was finally getting a project...

Henry’s Hot Rod: We Investigate, Remediate, and Get Our Little Mongrel Ford Tractor Up And Working!

Well, we have a running tractor now! After the first installment of our Henry’s Hot Rod project it was time for the fun stuff, actually wrenching on our tractor that is parts 2N, parts 9N, and...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: We Road-Trip Our Four-Eye Fox Over 450 Miles To Alabama And Back!

For the past few years, I’ve promised Austin Griggs, the man behind Ratty Muscle Cars, that I would bring a car to his race that met the qualifications to run. For the past few years,...

The Dirty Cougar: Unexpected Rhinoplasty And A Warning For Winter Weather

The moment the clock struck 5 p.m. yesterday, was the moment that I fully intended to shut my phone off so that my wife and I could enjoy a night out for our anniversary together without any sort of...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Back On All Four Feet!

In case you missed our veiled update on Project Great Pumpkin, the 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia that has been in my wife’s family since new, here’s a rough synopsis: I had finally gotten off of...